Middle School
4, 8-week quarters

7th Grade

Art Instruction:

Middle and High School Age Students

Purple
This year students are applying years of experience, technique and skill and engaging in new and exciting ways.

Green
In this year students continue to specialize and focus on specific art and craft mediums for longer periods of time in order to build upon their foundation to develop more skilled expression of each art form.

Orange
In this year students build upon the fundamentals they have learned in the first three years to explore, research and study art, art history and fine crafts more independently and they learn how to interpret their observations and discoveries in ways they can share with their classmates.

Blue
In this year children are really beginning to develop their technical artistic abilities. Students have an understanding of a variety of art and craft materials and their use and are beginning to learn how to use them to explore their own designs and ideas.

Yellow
This year is for children who have had some introductory exposure to art, who can write their names, who have begun to read and have more refined fine motor skills.

Red
This year is for beginning artists or children 5-6 year's old.  I think that the study of nature and the creation are essential to developing children's sense of observation and seeing and awareness of the world around them, essential in becoming an artist.



Elementary Age Students

The studio of Handcrafted Art includes instruction in art for children from kindergarten through seniors in high school.  Although each series of classes is not grade nor age specific they do represent increasingly difficult and more advanced levels of instruction.  Class sizes are kept small so that each lesson and project can be tailored to the appropriate developmental level and differential ability of each child.  No matter what project we are working on children are able to work at their present ability level and able to grow and advance from there.

Each school year is divided into four 8-week quarters.  A new class is offered during each of those 8-week quarters.  Throughout their artistic education children are taught both 'fine art' and 'fine craft.' Fine art includes drawing, painting and sculpture.  Fine craft encompasses work of art made from one of the five different craft materials: clay, fiber, wood, metal and glass. This page includes a course outline for each year.  The links will take you to a detailed syllabus for each course.

Curriculum for Group Art Classes 

Enriching the lives of Children, Families and the Community Through Art and Artistic Instruction


Optional Year Long Art History Course:

A History of European Art, produced by the Teaching Company.  If students choose to add this course to their art studies they will be responsible for watching a weekly video lecture, writing a short review on what they have seen, answering an essay question and completing an end of course research project.

12th Grade

Art Portfolio: Art portfolios must include 8 different artworks and can be in a variety of different media or the same medium. A portfolio comprised of works in different mediums or the same media and will be submitted to Scholastic Art and Writing Competition in December.
    
Art History Electives
          AP Art History Course, or 
          Special Topic in Art History
               Art of the Italian Renaissance
               How to Look at and Understand Great Art
               From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism
               Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt
               Museum Masterpieces: the Louvre
               Masterwork of American Art



                        Art Curriculum for Private Art Students

    In addition to group art classes I also teach private and semi-private art classes to elementary through high school students. I have been working with families for many years to develop art curriculum to meet the needs of individual students as well as families with children of varying ages.  Group curriculum can be modified for private and semi-private classes or I can build entirely new courses to meet the needs and interests of children and families.  I often work to compliment art lessons with students other subjects as well. For more information about private and semi-private art classes please contact Deborah Neuhs at handcraftedart@earthlink.net.

Option Year Long Art History Course:

How to Look at and Understand Great Art; produced by the Teaching Company.  If students choose to add this course to their art studies they will be responsible for watching a weekly video lecture, writing a short review on what they have seen, answering an essay question and completing an end of course research project.

10th Grade

     Craft Elective: For submission to Scholastic Art and Writing Competition in December

  Craft Elective: Students choose from one of the following elective courses
          Ceramics
          Textiles
          Printmaking
          Book Arts
          Photography
          Woodworking (outside instructor)
          Mosaics
          Stained Glass

Optional Art History Course:

The optional art history course requires students purchase a text book, The Annotated Mona Lisa by Carol Strickland, PhD, and are responsible for weekly reading and writing assignments as well as regular quizzes and an end of course research project.


8th Grade

     Craft Elective: Students choose from one of the following elective courses
          Ceramics
          Textiles
          Printmaking
          Book Arts
          Photography
          Woodworking (outside instructor)
          Mosaics
          Stained Glass

Optional Architecture History Course:

This optional course requires students purchase a text book, The Annotated Arch by Carol Strickland, PhD, and are responsible for weekly reading assignment, completing study guides, quizzes and an end of course research project.




High School

2, 16-week semesters

9th Grade

     Craft Elective: For submission to Scholastic Art and Writing Competition in December    

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     11th Grade

     Craft Elective: For submission to Scholastic Art and Writing Competition in December